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Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 18:44
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Released
12. Re: Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Released Apr 1, 2016, 13:42 Icewind
 
I've put a good ten hours into it so far over the past 24 hours and it's not too bad. I like the new voice recording, like hearing Minsc, Imoen, Dynahier, Viconia and Safana all argue with each other, all with their original actors but with new lines. Lots of party banter too, most voiced.  
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News Comments > Developer n-Space Closes
14. Re: Developer n-Space Closes Mar 30, 2016, 13:18 Icewind
 
BurntSoul wrote on Mar 30, 2016, 11:58:
You know, I think the reason why Sword Coast Legends devs closed their doors was not because they had a shit game. I believe it was closed due to reviews made by a part of the community that felt/thought they were told one thing about the game and it didn't meet their expectations. Then you have the, 'yeah, me too' crowd that pig pile on top of those initial reviews causing a tipping point where no one will buy the game - merely because the Steam or Metacritic review score was bad. I can understand where they are coming from, but the issue itself became what the game was about to those who don't care to read. In short, a small group of Rabid, very loud fans of D&D (and what they think a D&D game should be) destroyed the chance of the game getting better. The devs in turn made less money than what could sustain themselves and the game in the future. Boom.

If it were advertised without D&D attached to it, the game would have had a much better survival rate and the devs would have probably continued working on it. When you attach D&D to your game, you'd better make it just like the tools in NWN, I guess...maybe they should have developed for another year?

It's too bad, really. The game itself never had any game stopping bugs, the story was good, it has an interesting multiplayer game mechanic that looks like something not seen in many RPGs (an easily accessible, live action dungeon master role using on-the-fly randomized dungeons + tilesets).

Are you Dan Tudge, by any chance?

Seriously though, the game had a lot of faults, and saying you can "remove" the D&D license and it would be fine is ridiculous. Yeah, they could have, but then it would just be another bland CRPG amongst a sea of bland Steam CRPGs that already exist. Go play Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms if you want an example of that.

SCL barely used 5th edition. It used it in much the same way Pool of Radiance 2 used the 3rd edition rules...which is to say *barely*. The system they implemented was extremely watered down and bared little resemblance to 5th edition. Not the way ToEE/BG/IWD or any other D&D license game used their own rule edition at the time.

the mediocre reviews it received were deserved. The game's combat was abysmally bland, the story was bland, and the character creation? Yup. Everything about the game was middle-of-the-road average. Not bad per se, but just "bland". We live in an age where a hundred RPGs get shoved out onto steam every year, so if you want to make money you better make something with some real heart behind it, or risk going out of business.
 
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News Comments > Developer n-Space Closes
11. Re: Developer n-Space Closes Mar 30, 2016, 12:52 Icewind
 
Darks wrote on Mar 30, 2016, 12:20:
BurntSoul wrote on Mar 30, 2016, 12:13:
Primalchrome wrote on Mar 30, 2016, 12:02:

What fact are you referring to....the toolset? They've indicated there would be one since early in the process. They only later indicated that it would initially be a tileset. The one they delivered was anemic. "Create your own epic adventure to share with your friends" - a quote still on their website....

I respect what you've pointed out - I hear you, I get it! but...

and from what I remember, a lot of people thought the NWN toolset was shit. There was always a lot of bitching and moaning in their forums, from what I remember.

This quote cracks me up. The Aurora Toolset was far from shit, many people just didn't understand it or know how to use the tools to their full capability. I am very well versed with these tools, I created two very large modules, both Eye of the Beholder 1 and part 2. Spent countless hours creating new scripts, tiles sets and models. I have roughly over 2 years into making those mods.

The toolset is the exact same toolset the Bioware devs used to make the game. So anyone complaining about the tools just didn't know what they were doing. And That's a fact!!


Whoever said the NWN toolset was weak never actually used it. I knew nothing about programming and in 2 months made a 40hr RPG out of it that, up until NWNVault's closing, had a 75%. I know, silly, but that's my point. Anybody could create really impressive games out of it with some powerful scripting tools.

I remember playing that Dreamcatcher series on it. The guy who made Dreamcatcher ended up working for BioWare because the mod was so good.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2016, 11:34 Icewind
 
Fipps is a Blizzard employee. It's just them drumming up interest/PR/and getting folks talking about a game that, up until now, the press wasn't even touching.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
8. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 26, 2016, 22:54 Icewind
 
A lot of the shows I was watching on Netflix are still shown on Amazon Prime, like Stargate SG1, for instance.

IMO, Amazon Prime is better if what you want are movies and old TV shows. Netflix is what you want if original programming is your thing. I have both and they each fulfill a need.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 10, 2016, 23:02 Icewind
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 21:47:
They're not fine with publishing child porn, he was obviously being flippant. I'm pretty sure this is an imaginary line because the real line is 18.

(Tipsy McStagger, wut? ...why?)

Everyone knows that. The thing is that these SJW folks are all pedos anyway. I won't link it here, but you can look up the ED entries of several key leftist social marxist social media bigshots and see where they've admitted to liking child porn...and in many cases, actually posted some.

Wouldn't shock me if these Gawker folks really would post a 5yr old's nudes.
 
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News Comments > Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Released for Windows 10
13. Re: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Released for Windows 10 Mar 2, 2016, 14:18 Icewind
 
They want a 6 core processor running at 3.5ghz? No f'ing way. That's pure insanity. Those graphics are 2006 quality at best, and even if they somehow were modernized, why would it have requirements higher than that of Witcher 3 or Crysis 3?

It's getting downvoted/rated into oblivion anyway.
 
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News Comments > Blade & Soul Patched; Passes 2M Users
3. Re: Blade & Soul Patched; Passes 2M Users Feb 11, 2016, 13:27 Icewind
 
What MMO doesn't have big numbers at launch?

The real feat is keeping them engaged past the first few weeks. After a month, I'll bet you that no more than a third of those people are still active, if that.
 
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News Comments > Hard Reset Redux Announced
5. Re: Hard Reset Redux Announced Jan 28, 2016, 01:01 Icewind
 
Outdated graphics? I still have yet to see an FPS look as good as this. Shadow Warrior 2 looked amazing though during E3.  
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News Comments > Blade & Soul Launches
14. Re: Blade & Soul Launches Jan 19, 2016, 20:06 Icewind
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 19, 2016, 11:01:

We used to call it "Ass and Thighs" internally because all of the videos we were shown had a disturbing tendency to focus on upskirt shots and linger for an uncomfortably long time on the, at the time, ridiculously thick thighs of the female characters. The tit jiggling, too, was nearly a parody of the DOA style as well. Just a really creepy experience all around. The SK overlords got wind of that internal title and weren't exactly pleased.

Spoken like the true wussified, SJW American you truly are.

God forbid anything show some skin, right?
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 5 Begins
6. Re: Diablo III Season 5 Begins Jan 16, 2016, 20:04 Icewind
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 19:26:
Ant wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 19:07:
0 interest in playing Diablo 3 after playing its beta. Is it better now?
The original beta? I think there's a fairly large consensus the game was significantly better after the expansion.

Post game is amazingly fun. The 10 hours it takes to bring a new character there? Not so fun.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 15, 2016, 16:23 Icewind
 
Whomever wrote that article should be ashamed of themselves for literally calling free speech "oppressive".

They are either a milk-fed, spoiled 20-something or severely mentally deficient in some aspect.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 8, 2016, 11:46 Icewind
 
You don't need 200K to pitch an idea.  
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News Comments > New Brutal Doom
2. Re: New Brutal Doom Jan 2, 2016, 12:21 Icewind
 
You mean v20b? That's been out for a week already.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 5 Overview
2. Re: Diablo III Season 5 Overview Dec 22, 2015, 19:14 Icewind
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 18:47:
...Literally the only thing most players(ok, 'most' is my guess) want to hear about is how exactly the extra stash will be unlocked, officially, and there is no mention of it. Blizzard.

Supposedly, one tab for 500k gold, then the next tab requires Seasonal Achievements(requiring multiple Seasons of play to unlock all 10 tabs), but so far nothing has been officially listed. This forcing Seasons on Non-Seasonal people boondoggle has made most of the few people I still know playing D3 ready to just move on to other games, myself included.

This is mainly why I play it on the console. I abandoned my lv 200-or-so Paragon account on the PC, but I like the laid back, more bare version of it on consoles. Feels better with a gamepad anyway.
 
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News Comments > System Shock 3 Teased
8. Re: System Shock 3 Teased Dec 8, 2015, 10:55 Icewind
 
nimski wrote on Dec 8, 2015, 10:39:
1badmf wrote on Dec 8, 2015, 10:28:
wow. this needs to be some next level looking glass/ken levine shit, hopefully not an EA style quick'n dirty smash and grab.

Ken Levine has gone full George Lucas.. You never go full GL.

you mean Paul Neurath level shit.

Or doug church, or grossman.

but not Warren Spector. Not after his Mickey Mouse games.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 4 Live
10. Re: Diablo III Season 4 Live Aug 30, 2015, 01:25 Icewind
 
Axis wrote on Aug 29, 2015, 15:19:
D3 will never be an ARPG champion, it's a limited fun distraction at best. There won't be any amiibos coming out for it Krowen, it may be popular with kids but it's an adult rated game -- so curb your enthusiasm.

And what is? Grim Dawn, the king of derivative gameplay?

PathofExile, where you get wiped every major content addition?

D3 is the best ARPG since Sacred 2, IMO.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity: The White March: Part I Released
9. Re: Pillars of Eternity: The White March: Part I Released Aug 25, 2015, 11:36 Icewind
 
panbient wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 10:19:
And a 2.1 GB update on Steam even if you didn't get the expansion.

Will it ever reduce load times (mine averaged between 60-90 seconds)? I finished the base game like 2 weeks ago after logging 100 hours. I figure at least 10 of those were load screens.

Even with that gripe I totally plan on playing through it a 2nd time eventually.

Same problem with mine. By the game's end it was taking me 1-2 minutes for a save to load. It even takes about 2 minutes for the game to kick me to the main menu when I start over now.

Sloppy coding, IMO.
 
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News Comments > Risen 3 Graphics Rise
2. Re: Risen 3 Graphics Rise Aug 22, 2015, 13:50 Icewind
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 13:47:
It's odd that they release this just after a massive discount. It had been 80% off, quite steep for a game that's only a year old. I might have bought it if I had known about this.

Should have bought it anyway. It's a terrific game. Even in its original state, the game is incredibly gorgeous when run on a decent PC. I can't imagine how much better it can look.

 
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News Comments > 220M Grand Theft Auto Games Sold
9. Re: 220M Grand Theft Auto Games Sold Aug 22, 2015, 09:28 Icewind
 
CoD, Madden, GTA...I love how everyone tries to up their enlightened gamer coolness meter by denouncing these titles as trash. While you may be right, it just looks so pathetic to see people trashing them when clearly, your hobby wouldn't even exist anymore if it weren't for the cash flow generated by them.  
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